Ghana: Gabriel Amponsah Needs Your Support to Correct His Hole-in-Heart
[Ghanaian Times] A four-year-old hole-in-heart patient at the Cardio Centre at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra is in need of US$9,000 for an immediate surgical procedure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Mallam Fuseini, 61, Requires Support to Undergo Hip Replacement
[Ghanaian Times] A 61- year- old man is in need of GH ₵16,000 to enable him undergo a total hip replacement at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

3D slave ship model brings a harrowing story to life
(Lancaster University) A 3D model of an 18th century slave ship, which captures the cramped, dirty and stifling conditions experienced by enslaved Africans, has been launched as a new digital teaching tool. The idea came from Lancaster University lecturer and historian of the Atlantic World Dr Nicholas Radburn working with scholars and technicians from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Tausif ‘Tosh’ Butt Story –Different lenses, different lessons
“Sometimes you need to see things from a different lens,” says Tosh Butt (SVP in Latin Am and Brazil for AstraZeneca).  That different lens has been in Tosh’s back pocket throughout his life and is helping him better serve his team and the doctors and patients they serve. Read on to hear how the different lenses from three experiences (a handbag factory, Paula and a newspaper clipping) changed Tosh’s story. Thank you Tosh. We are so grateful you brought your wisdom and passion to our industry. You are truly a purpose-driven, inspirational leader! 3 lenses that shaped Tosh ’s lif...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Roundup isn ’t Bayer’s only potential billion-dollar headache
Bayer has another big-ticket legal liability besides Roundup: polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which Monsanto made from 1935 until 1977. American states and cities have filed lawsuits to recover the costs of cleaning up toxic PCBs, which were widely used in industrial products and chemicals and banned in the U.S. in 1979. “This could easily become another major litigation problem for Bayer,” Jean Eggen, who teaches environment al law at Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware, told Bloomberg.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

Roundup isn ’t Bayer’s only potential billion-dollar headache
Bayer has another big-ticket legal liability besides Roundup: polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which Monsanto made from 1935 until 1977. American states and cities have filed lawsuits to recover the costs of cleaning up toxic PCBs, which were widely used in industrial products and chemicals and banned in the U.S. in 1979. “This could easily become another major litigation problem for Bayer,” Jean Eggen, who teaches environment al law at Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware, told Bloomberg.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

Gambia: Supporting a Hospital Is Saving Lives Says Pro Jammeh
[Foroyaa] Momodou Jammeh the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) said supporting a hospital in any form is saving a life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Enugu Govt Approves Employment of 102 Resident Doctors
[Premium Times] Determined to ensure adequate human resources for various clinical departments in the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, the Enugu State Government has approved the immediate employment of 102 resident doctors and intake of 125 interns by the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New study explains a secret to more efficient learning
(Dartmouth College) A new study could hold the key to learning languages, teaching children colors or even studying complex theories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What do dragonflies teach us about missile defense?
(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Research at Sandia National Laboratories is examining whether dragonfly-inspired computing could improve missile defense systems, which have the similar task of intercepting an object in flight, by making on-board computers smaller without sacrificing speed or accuracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Epidemiology of injuries presenting to the accident centre of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana - Blankson PK, Amoako JKA, Asah-Opoku K, Odei-Ansong F, Lartey MY.
BACKGROUND: Injuries directly lead to 5 million deaths every year, accounting for 9% of all deaths worldwide. While knowledge of the pattern of injuries is essential to plan health interventions to reduce the incidence of injuries, these are not thoroughly... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patients wait more than 150 weeks for treatment at teaching hospital
Patients waiting more than 150 weeks for treatment, clinicians resisting outsourcing and mass breaches of the 52-week waiting time target at a large teaching hospital have been revealed by reports released under the Freedom of Information Act. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New public school "history" book teaches students that President Trump is "mentally ill," supporters "racist"
(Natural News) The government indoctrination racket known as the public school system recently became a little more “progressive” with the addition of a new “American History” textbook published by Pearson Education, which describes President Trump as “mentally ill,” and his supporters as “racist.” Entitled, By the People: A History of the United States, this compendium of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teaching school children about evidence-based medicine: Cochrane UK ’s outreach programme
Since 2016 Cochrane UK has been visiting secondary schools in and around Oxford to talk about Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and its relevance in our everyday lives. They started with visiting an after-school Science Club and now boost a growing portfolio of schools who welcome them into their classrooms.  Cochrane UK   have taught pupils from Years 9 -13 in formal lessons and in extracurricular science and medical clubs. Their talks and workshops aim to bring an awareness of why it is important to question the evidence behind medical claims. They use topical newspaper headlines to illustrate how medical evid...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Harvard Study: Plant-Based Diet Might Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
(CNN) — Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests. That link between plant-based eating habits and type 2 diabetes is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods — such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts — are included in your daily diet, as opposed to refined grains, starches and sugars, according to the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. “We found that eating plant-based diets was associated with, on average, 23% reduction in diabetes risk,” said Dr. Qi Sun, an associate pr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Harvard University Type 2 Diabetes Source Type: news

No new pay rise for English school support staff
School staff in England won’t be getting an unexpected pay bonus after the school holidays, despite what some media reports suggested over the weekend. These followed an announcement by Chancellor Philip Hammond of pay rises over 2% for “key” public sector workers. But all is not what it seems. For a start, the education pay rise of 2.75% only applies to teachers and heads in England – not to other staff. And the government is only funding 0.75% of the pay rise. The other 2% has to be found from within schools’ existing budgets. Mr Hammond’s announcement came just days after MPs war...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News education services NHS pay police pay schools Source Type: news

MPs call for multi-billion pound education cash boost
UNISON has welcomed MPs’ call for a “multi-billion pound cash injection” into education in England as highlighting “the true scale of the funding cuts to schools and colleges”. The call for the investment, together with a proper, long-term funding strategy, comes in a House of Commons education select committee report on education funding in England. Education in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a devolved matter. UNISON and other education unions, as well as headteachers, have been warning about the effect of budget cuts by the Westminster government. The investigation by the Commons c...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News austerity colleges cuts education services FE colleges school funding schools sixth form colleges speak up for schools Source Type: news

"Let our Apache heritage and culture live on forever and teach the young ones": development of the elders' resilience curriculum, an upstream suicide prevention approach for American Indian youth - Cwik M, Goklish N, Masten K, Lee A, Suttle R, Alchesay M, O'Keefe V, Barlow A.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe have developed an innovative curriculum that connects youth through Elders to their heritage, traditions, and culture, which has been proven to be a protective factor for native Americans. The development process took 4 ½ ye... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Google Glass May Have an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children
Privacy concerns caused the computerized eyewear to fail with the general public. But researchers believe it could help autistic children learn to recognize emotion and make eye contact. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cade Metz Tags: Computers and the Internet Autism Research Wearable Computing Google Glass Stanford University Google Inc Innovation Source Type: news

North West hospital staff to strike for pay equality
Outsourced staff at three NHS trusts in north west England will strike for pay equality in two weeks unless their employer Compass agrees to match NHS rates. UNISON has issued official strike notifications covering workers at St Helens and Knowsley teaching hospitals, Blackpool teaching hospitals and Liverpool heart and chest hospitals. One-day strikes will take place on 31 July if current talks between the union and Compass don’t produce a solution, after workers at all three trusts produced 100% votes for action, on turnouts of between 66.7% and 78.6%. The members involved are catering, cleaning, security, porterin...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 17, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News health care Industrial action National Health Service NHS nhs pay north west region private contractors strike Source Type: news

Development and evaluation of an elective course of pharmacist's roles in disaster management in France - Marc M, Fanny M, Pascal R, J érôme L, Patrice V.
PURPOSE: To describe Faculty of Pharmacy experience in the development of an elective course of pharmacist's roles in disaster management for third-year pharmacy students and to evaluate the effectiveness of this innovative teaching module in students' kno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Pok é mon-like card game can help teach ecology: UBC research
(University of British Columbia) Playing a Pok é mon-like card game about ecology and biodiversity can result in broader knowledge of species and a better understanding of ecosystems than traditional teaching methods, like slideshows, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Animated Brain Teaches Children Healthy Lifelong Habits Animated Brain Teaches Children Healthy Lifelong Habits
An initiative featuring an animated brain called Robbie and various educational materials is a promising tool to promote brain health in children, results of a new study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 16, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nurses are teaching doctors how to treat anti-vaccine fears and myths
Parents who don’t trust the government during a measles outbreak may listen to health-care providers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Dementia and transitional care: Gaps in research and practice
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) In a new study published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Prusaczyk and colleagues showed that older patients with dementia at one major teaching hospital were less often provided with transitional care steps including patient education, discharge planning, and documentation of medication history, as compared to patients without dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Cuts Migraine Disability Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Cuts Migraine Disability
Some unexpected findings emerge from a study of a'clinically feasible'approach to teaching mindfulness to people with migraine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Teaching Residents to Share Their Stories
When he was ready for the next step in his career, past AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., " found the best of all worlds " as a family medicine department chair. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Simona Halep Wins Wimbledon: How To Get Self-Belief
Here is what her victory can teach you about self-belief. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Google Doodle Honors Heart Surgeon Ren é Favaloro, Who Pioneered Coronary Bypass Surgery
René Favaloro, a pioneering Argentine heart surgeon, is being remembered with a Google Doodle for his contributions to coronary bypass surgery on what would have been his 96th birthday. Born in La Plata, Argentina, in 1923, Favaloro started his career as a doctor in the farming community of Jacinto Arauz, where he built his own operating room, trained nurses and set up a local blood bank. In 1962 he moved to the United States where he pioneered coronary bypass surgery, a technique used to restore blood flow to the heart when the vessel supplying it is blocked. Today, coronary artery bypass surgery is one of the mos...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Webster Tags: Uncategorized Google onetime Source Type: news

Vet nurse teacher named as ‘ inspiring leader ’ by Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
A teaching fellow at the University of Bristol Vet School has been named as one of 12 inspiring veterinary leaders by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) – the UK ’ s regulatory body for veterinary surgeons. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

What Seinfeld can teach us about science
From micro pigs to the doping dangers of a poppy seed bagel, life may be imitating the US sitcomWhen Jerry Seinfeldstarts hisUKtour, listen out for a science joke. From early on in his TV career, the comedian poked fun at science. In his1981 HBO debut, he said of weather forecasts: “And then my favourite part, the satellite photo. This is really helpful. A photograph of the Earth from 10,000 miles away. Can you tell if you should take a sweater or not from that shot?”His eponymous 90s sitcom is also packed with nuanced references to science, with the storylines of some of the most famous episodes centred on it:...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mi ćo Tatalović Tags: Jerry Seinfeld Comedy TV comedy Science Culture Stage Television & radio US television Source Type: news

Could Mussels Teach Us How To Clean Up Oil Spills?
A review of "mussel-inspired chemistry" points to promising ways we can learn from mussels about how to clean up water.(Image credit: Paul Kay/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susie Neilson Source Type: news

Here comes summer!
June got under way as the end to our Go for Growth month confirmed that UNISON has grown again … we’re positively bustin’ out all over! It’s a good thing we don’t have to buy a new wardrobe, what with all these growth spurts! The union was among those taking to the streets of London to protest against the state visit of US president, Donald Trump, and it made it clear that the NHS cannot be used “as a bargaining chip” in any post-Brexit trade deal, after Trump told an interviewer that ‘yes’, our health service could be part of a deal. After Mr Trump executed a (suppose...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 11, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Energy health local government WET Source Type: news

Underreporting of death certification in a university teaching hospital - a hospital based study in Ireland - Mulkerrin G, N í Chaoimh D, MacLoughlin C, O'Keeffe ST, Mulkerrin E.
Background Death certificates are frequently used as the source for epidemiological data on the prevalence of diseases. We postulated that comorbidities may be under-documented, particularly in older patients with multiple coexisting conditions. Methods... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Brief video intervention to teach firefighters the neurobiological basis of high risk alcohol use: a pilot study - Carey MG, Nowzari S, Finnell DS.
INTRODUCTION: Evidence-based information related to the neurobiological bases of alcohol use disorders has not been widely disseminated to individuals affected by alcohol use. The feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of the video, Alcohol and the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The "war on drugs" in Mexico: (official) database of events between December 2006 and November 2011 - Atuesta LH, Siordia OS, Lajous AM.
The objective of this text is to describe the three categories that the Drug Policy Program at the Center for Teaching and Research in Economics (CIDE-PPD) database comprises, their limitations, and their main features. Additionally, we explain what we bel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Invitation to complete an online survey researching the impact of global service-learning
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ghana: KBTH to Procure New DNA Machine
[Ghanaian Times] Plans are underway to purchase a new DNA machine for the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) almost four years after the equipment was allegedly sold off to the Trust Hospital in Osu, Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical students learn about practicing medicine with limited resources in Peru
Five UCLA medical students flew to Peru shortly before graduation to complete a clinical rotation at a hospital in Iquitos. Surrounded by the Amazon jungle, it ’s the world’s largest city that’s unreachable by road.After four years of working with the latest technology and state-of-the-art treatments, the students found their interaction with patients, who sometimes traveled weeks on the Amazon River by boat from remote villages,  a life-changing experience.Organized by theglobal health program in theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the three-week training, which was captured byNBC News, imme...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bradford hospital staff strike to stay in the NHS
Facilities and estates staff across the Bradford teaching hospitals NHS trust were out on the picket lines from 6am this morning, demanding to stay in the NHS at the start of a week-long strike. The Yorkshire trust is the latest to try and transfer key support work – and the staff who carry it out – to a wholly owned private company it has set up. Some 300 UNISON members, including porters, cleaners and security staff are taking action over this ‘back-door privatisation’. Although the trust says that staff who are transferred will keep their current pay and conditions for 25 years,  UNISON regi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article health care Industrial action NHS NHS subcos privatisation strike wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Lecturer in Molecular Biosciences - Teaching and Research x2
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: helenfindon Source Type: news

Hollywood To Boston Children ’ s Hospital: Simulations Engineer Helps Surgeons Practice
BOSTON (CBS) — Bringing Hollywood to the hospital: A Lexington man is putting his special effects skills to work to help improve the care of children in the Boston area. It may look like the newest Hollywood project, but Ridley is actually a neurological teaching robot and the brainchild of Greg Loan, the senior simulation engineer at Boston Children’s Hospital. “I was obsessed with Hollywood movies and I thought I’d be working with George Lucas or something like that,” said Loan. Greg Loan, senior simulation engineer at Boston Children’s Hospital (WBZ-TV) Loan began his career in specia...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Source Type: news

Kaiser, Hawaii Pacific Health, donate $2.3M to UH for medical student scholarships
To help address the growing physician shortage in Hawaii, Kaiser Permanente has become a full teaching partner with the University of Hawaii Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine, and Hawaii Pacific Health has contributed $1.5 million to fund tuition for 10 future  Hawaii physicians in the last two years. As a longtime supporter of the medical school, Kaiser recently pledged $800,000 to create scholarships that will cover the full tuition cost for five incoming Hawaii resident medical students.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Kaiser, Hawaii Pacific Health, donate $2.3M to UH for medical student scholarships
To help address the growing physician shortage in Hawaii, Kaiser Permanente has become a full teaching partner with the University of Hawaii Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine, and Hawaii Pacific Health has contributed $1.5 million to fund tuition for 10 future  Hawaii physicians in the last two years. As a longtime supporter of the medical school, Kaiser recently pledged $800,000 to create scholarships that will cover the full tuition cost for five incoming Hawaii resident medical students.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 4, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Helping Others Heal: A walk on the wild side
Physicians can find themselves having to provide emergency medical care without today's technology in a variety of situations -- from recreation to disaster relief. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine launched a Wilderness and Austere Medicine selective to teach students how to provide care for individuals injured in resource-limited and diverse environmental conditions. A unique component [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news